CD player of a COMPACT DISC STEREO SYSTEM fails to operate.
The five disc CD player operated normally for the ten years I've had it. Turned it on the next day and it did'nt work. The change disc door operates - the change disc function operates - but - the discs do not play. All other units of the complete system are OK which include - Phono - Tape - Radio Tuner. Do I have a serious problem - or - can it be fixed by my mechanically inclined self ?
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if you can get to the laser eye take a paper towel or tissue paper soak in rubbing achole and clean the eye if you cant reach it or it is hidden in the mechinism get a disc cleaner and run that in the system it sounds like the laser eye is dirty i do it to my cd player all the time when it can't read the disc
Clean your CDs before and after playing them. Although the compact disc has a much longer lifespan than does something like a cassette tape, it can be more fragile. Scratches, dust or other damage to the data side of the CD will cause many CD players to fail to read the CD or cause the CD to skip.
Examine the type and format of the compact disc if your CD player fails to read it. Verify that your CD player can read the type of CD and the files contained on it. Just because you've burned a collection of songs to a CD, for example, doesn't mean that your CD player will be able to recognize that information. You must burn CDs in a specially formatted "Audio CD" mode to play them on a CD player, or your CD player must be able to recognize the MP3 file format. Some CD players have limitations on the type of CD they can read. Verify that your CD player can read CD-R, CD+R, CD-RW or CD+RW compact discs.
Update your CD player's driver, if your CD player is a drive connected to your computer. Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click on "Hardware and Sound" and select "Device Manager" under "Devices and Printers." Right-click the icon for your CD drive and select "Update driver software." This may solve any issues the drive was having with playing CDs.
The unit has stopped reading discs. I suggest taking the lid off and cleaning the laser lens with a cotton bud with a little Windex , then give it a gentle polish to be sure no residue smearing is left. If that does not fix it, check to see what actually happens when you load a disc. Does the transport fully engage and clamp the disc correct into the chucking assembly. Let me know how you got on:)